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**The selling price of an article after giving two successive discounts of 10% and 5% on the marked price is Rs. 171. What is the marked price?**

A. Rs. 200
B. Rs. 220
C. Rs. 240
D. Rs. 250
**Answer: Option A**

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Solution(By Apex Team)

Equivalent Discount,
$\begin{array}{l}=(\mathrm{A}+\mathrm{B})-\frac{\mathrm{AB}}{100}\\
=(10+5)-\frac{10\times5}{100}\\
=14.5\%\end{array}$
Let MP = X
Now,
X – 14.5% of X = 171(Selling Price)
0.855X = 171
X = 200
Hence, MP = Rs. 200

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